What a great idea ..... it will be interesting to see what steps others take to keep fit. But here’s the thing, except for twice in my life, and I turn 77 tomorrow, I have never actually ‘worked out’!
The first time I ever ‘worked out’ was in 1962 at The Scottish Police College and, as you might expect, it was mandatory! The second time was in 1965 at The Toronto Police College which was again mandatory!
I can still remember the final fitness test in Toronto. It was called ‘the 15 items test’ and two of the fifteen were 20 push-ups and, believe it or not, holding your breath for two minutes. I confess that I may have miss-counted on the push-ups and my mouth may have opened before the timer sounded! There were about 40 of us in the class, so the Instructors had a tough time supervising, and I am sure there might have been one or two others slipped through!
Anyway, after I hit the streets as a very young Policeman, most of my exercise came from chasing bad guys in Glasgow and Rexdale. I was quite a fast sprinter but if I couldn’t catch them over the first 100 yards .... they were gone!
Luckily we live in Old Milton and can get exercise by walking to the Liquor Store, to get the mail, to get my haircut and when Judi and I go out for supper!
I DO MISS PICKLEBALL ..... and will do my best to be in shape when we get back at it in Rotary Park!
March 23, 2020